Improving pediatric emergency care for 40 years

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The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program is the only federal program dedicated to ensuring high-quality emergency care for our nation’s most precious – and vulnerable – patients: children.

As a federally funded program, EMSC must be reauthorized by Congress every five years. In 2024, EMSC’s 40th year, Congress will again vote on whether to reauthorize the program.

Learn about EMSC's value and impact through the resources below.

About the EMSC Program

EMSC overview
EMSC overview

A brief overview of the program.

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Liaison report

A report for federal collaborators.

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Outcomes fact sheet

How EMSC's work helps save lives.

In 2024, EMSC celebrates 40 years! Learn about our progress over time through this timeline.

About the EMSC Program's five components

PECARN fact sheet
Conducting high-quality, multicenter clinical research
TI Grants fact sheet
Developing & advancing models of success
SP fact sheet
Achieving national goals through local strategies
EMSC data center fact sheet
Uncovering data to inform change
EIIC fact sheet
Accelerating improved outcomes

State-specific information & data



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Questions about EMSC’s impact or reauthorization?

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Interested in state-specific legislation? Learn about state policies and regulations here.